Can an addition reaction occur between chlorine and ethane?

May 7, 2016

No

Explanation:

To occur an addition reaction the reacting hydrocarbon is to be unsaturated one i,e containing at least one Double or Triole bond in between two carbon atom.

Ethane is saturated HC so no addition reaction will occur , only substitution reaction may occur.

The Substitution reaction of Ethane

${C}_{2} {H}_{6} + C {l}_{2} = {C}_{2} {H}_{5} C l + H C l$

The Addition reaction of Ethene,the unsaturated compound

$C {H}_{2} = C {H}_{2} + C {l}_{2} = C {H}_{2} C l C {H}_{2} C l$